Hedychridium cupreum (Dahlbom, 1845) 
Another species only recently found for the first time in Nottinghamshire, when recorded from the former Rufford Colliery site at Rainworth by Tim Sexton (who kindly allowed us to use his photographs below) in June 2020. As with most Chrysid wasps, safe identification can only be achieved by close examination of a specimen. Hedychridium cupreum uses the Sphecid wasp Dryudella pinguis as it's host species, but it is uncertain whether it's larvae are parasitic, or cleptoparasitic in regards to the host's larvae.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Hedychridium cupreum   
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Tim Sexton.

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Updated June 2020

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